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We found 5 mohs skin cancer surgeons near Vero Beach, FL.

Dr. Theodor Major Rudolph, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1850 43rd Avenue; Suites 4 & 5 C
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ted Rudolph specializes in pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudolph obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is conversant in German.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
49 Royal Palm Point; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Loewinger is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Loewinger is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loewinger accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Loewinger trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Hartford Hospital.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1155 35th Lane; Suite 202
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Sanders specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Vero Beach, FL and Okeechobee, FL. Dr. Sanders's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include psoriasis and skin cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3745 11th Circle; Suite 107
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weltman is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include psoriasis, nail surgery, and skin cancer. Dr. Weltman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weltman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1325 36th Street; Suite A
Vero Beach, FL
 

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What is MOHS-Micrographic Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical treatment for skin cancer that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s. It is the most effective technique for removing the most common types of skin cancer. For the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs has a 98-99% cure rate. The remarkable thing about Mohs is that it manages to be extremely good at removing all of the cancer cells while at the same time leaving behind most of the healthy tissue, so there is a smaller wound. This makes the procedure safer, speeds up the the recovery time, and minimizes scarring.

During Mohs surgery, skin around the cancer site is mapped out and removed in thin layers. Then each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells, while the surgery is in progress. If cancer cells are detected, the surgery continues and another layer is removed. If the skin is clear, the surgery can be stopped. This eliminates the guesswork for surgeons. There is no need to estimate the borders or roots of the cancer and no need to remove a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

Even though Mohs has a high cure rate, is safer than other treatments, and takes less tissue, not every skin cancer is treated with Mohs. First, Mohs takes quite a bit longer than traditional surgery because each layer of skin must be carefully cut, prepped, and examined. It is also more expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In addition, for smaller or less aggressive cancers that are easier to treat, the cure rate for non-Mohs treatments is close to that of Mohs; thus, the extra time and cost of Mohs might not be justified. Other kinds of skin cancer, such as melanoma, are hard to see under a microscope. Since melanoma is so dangerous, Mohs has traditionally not been used to treat it, as there is too much risk for missed cancer cells being left behind in the body. However, recent developments in stains (which make cancer cells more visible under a microscope) may change the role of Mohs in melanoma treatment.

Mohs microsurgery has changed the way doctors treat skin cancer in the past 80 years, and it continues to gain in popularity as it increases the effectiveness and safety of skin cancer treatment.